Apple Now Selling iPhones without requiring AT&T contract in US.
It was bound to happen, sooner or later.
Last week, Google started selling unlocked Nexus One phones
compatible with AT&T's 3G protocols. And today, AT&T announced that it's going to be selling Palm Pre smartphones
and Dell's Android 1.5 based Aero. There's no way of knowing if these pieces of news are connected, but after a flurry of tweets
and rumors, Apple employees have confirmed
that the iPhone will be available without a contract in the US. UPDATE
: Gizmodo got a copy of the internal Apple documentation
that details this.
$499 for an 8GB 3G, $599 for a 16GB 3GS and $699 for a 32GB 3GS. Or $99 for a reconditioned iPhone and blacksn0w for free.
Choice: it's a wonderful thing.